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American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection: C–Cash, Canada, and CELA

Explore all the new Johnny Cash braille music scores in our collection and learn about how the NLS Music Section acquired them from Canada’s Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA), thanks to the Marrakesh Treaty!

New BARD additions: June 2021

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in June 2021 by the NLS Music Section.

Song Stories: Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915”

For this installment of “Song Stories”, we are going to explore how James Agee’s prose and Samuel Barber’s music came together for “Knoxville: Summer of 1915.”

American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection: A – Arkansas Traveler

Welcome to our new blog-series, in which we will feature American Music treasures available in the NLS Music Collection, starting with letter A and going through the alphabet. This blog will feature the “Arkansas Traveler” and its stories. We hope you enjoy our snapshots into American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection.

New BARD Additions: May 2021

Greetings, music lovers! The NLS Music Section has worked hard to add a variety of talking books and braille music to BARD this month. Check out what we’ve added for your enjoyment and edification!

Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: “Some South-Paw Pitching” by Charles Ives

Now that baseball season is well underway, the NLS Music Section invites you to learn more about “Some South-Paw Pitching” by Charles Ives.

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: X-Z (Part 1–Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe and Mana-Zucca)

Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for music, and Mana-Zucca, composer, pianist, singer, and one of the most photographed women of the early 20th century.

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: W (Part 2 – Whitaker, Matthew)

For this week’s feature on American Composers and Musicians, we will look at the remarkable life and work of jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker. He will perform a free virtual concert, which will begin streaming on the Library’s YouTube page on Wednesday, March 3, at 8:00 p.m.

New BARD Additions: January 2021

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in January 2021 by he NLS Music Section.